Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study of, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), is a physician qualified by their education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.Within the field of podiatry, podiatric physicians can focus and specialize on different areas, including surgery, sports medicine, bio-mechanics, geriatrics, pediatrics, internal medicine, diabetes, orthopedics, or primary care.
The professional care of feet was in existence in ancient Egypt as evidenced by bas-relief carvings at the entrance to Ankmahor’s tomb dating from about 2400 BC where work on hands and feet is depicted.
Podiatry is practiced as a specialty in many countries including the United States, where medical and surgical care of the foot and ankle is mainly provided by two groups of physicians: podiatrists (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine or DPM) and orthopedists (MDs or DOs).
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